Certificate no 2291
Status Archived


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location NONE
Vessel type Naval Pinnace
Archive reason Disposed
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1911
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Unknown
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.75 feet (2.97 m)
4.10 feet (1.25 m)
Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.86 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


HERMIONE is a naval pinnace dating from 1911 and built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight, of double diagonal timber construction.  She was originally steam powered, although at present she has no engine installed.

HERMIONE was converted for use as a tug on the Thames in the 1960s. Later she was abandoned at Bradwell in the 1980s where she became stuck in the mud and sunk. Rescued by her current owners in August 2009, the aim is to fully restore her. Steam pinnaces attached to the Royal Navy were the fleet's maids of all work and of the 634 on the Navy List of 1913, only HERMIONE and STEAM PINNACE 199 (at the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth) remain.

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Key dates

  • 1911

    Vessel built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight

  • 1960s

    Converted to use as a tug on the Thames

  • 1980s

    Abandoned at Bradwell, Essex

  • 2009

    Bought by private owners

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